Zcash Developers Update 8-11-17

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By Paige Peterson

Releases
So we’ve pushed back the 1.0.11 release again by one week. Sorry for the continued delays on this – updates to the release have been posted in this forum thread. Thanks for your understanding!

Once we finally get 1.0.11 out the door, we’ll start planning 1.0.12. We already have some proposed issues to address for that release which you can follow on Github.

Sapling
We had more discussions about Sapling design this week – including some really exciting efficiency improvements that we’ll be announcing in the near future after completing some more benchmarking so stay tuned!

Website
We’re beginning to think about how we can restructure the website and blog. Our current system isn’t scaling so easily with all of the language translations and new content so this is a long term project we’re starting to do research on.

We added Korean and French translations for the website. If you’re fluent in either of those languages, please let us know if you have any feedback!

We also added a new job listing to the website and plan to add more as they are ready. Be sure to check the jobs page and forward any of the listings there to folks who you know may be interested and qualified!

Miscellaneous
We ported our two Zcash-agnostic benchmarks to Bitcoin 0.14.2: Validatelargetx & Connectblockslow.

We’re starting to dive deeper into the interview/hiring process. This will be a huge help in improving the efficiency of engineering and communications but in the short-term will be taking away resources from these areas and is one of the causes for a looser schedule for the 1.0.11 release. Bare with us while we get ZcashCo geared up and in better tuning for the long haul!

We just completed our 3rd Zcash Show & Tell where @jasondavies demoed his zcash-sprout-verifier. In a couple weeks, we’ll host another one demoing XCAT!